About the Author
Stuart "Stu" Harrison writes a weekly column about business news (published on KawarthaNow.com on Fridays and in the Peterborough Examiner on Mondays) and hosts a business segment every Monday evening on CHEX-TV's Newswatch.
Stu has extensive marketing and advertising experience and was owner of Harrison Advertising for many years prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2003. He is currently the General Manager of the Greater Peterborough Area Chamber of Commerce.
KawarthaNow is pleased to include Stu as a contributing columnist, and we appreciate his extensive knowledge of the local business community.
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by Stuart Harrison
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The Green House opens it's doors
The Green House is a new business in Downtown Peterborough. Owner Nader Kharouba has everything from air and water quality and cleaning products, energy conservation and alternative energy products, vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies, and consultations workshops and demonstrations. Nader brings an academic background in environmental and geo-sciences to his new business, which you'll find at 399 Water Street, just south of Hunter, across from Scotiabank. Call (705) 775-1012 for more information.
Tragically Hipp Fashion Gallery opens
Tragically Hipp Fashion Gallery recently opened in Lakefield. Owner Evelyne derKinderen offers unique funky clothing and a large selection of inspirational, new age and spiritual books and gadgets. Evelyne is also introducing spiritual and life coaching seminars. Tragically Hipp is located at 25 Queen Street in Downtown Lakefield. Call (705) 652-0666.
Lots of accomplishments to pass along this week
Congratulations to Kathy Windrem of BDO Dunwoody LLP. Kathy is a managing partner here in Peterborough and was just elected to serve as a Policy Board Member for the 95 BDO Dunwoody offices in Canada. Anne Marshal of Elmhirst's Resort has received a lifetime achievement award at the Ontario Tourism awards in Windsor. Morello's Your Independent Grocer has received a Foodland Ontario Award for Excellence for promoting Ontario produce for the 3rd year in a row. And the Chamber's annual Business Excellence winners are all online at www.peterboroughchamber.ca
Business Advisory Centres Small Business Speaker series
If you are a Pinball Clemons fan you have a chance to hear him speak this Friday night at Trent University as part of the Business Advisory Centres Small Business Speaker series. Clemons will be speaking on Overcoming Adversity and the Importance of Teamwork. Cost is $30, just call Chantelle Held at the GPA EDC for tickets at (705) 743-0777 ext 2132 or email.
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